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Americana Music Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

There will be a free Americana Music Festival this weekend — 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 — featuring “original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.” It will take place on the Pier Six lawn (near the foot of Atlantic Avenue) in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Brooklyn Cat Cafe Has Rats Caring For Kittens

When I first saw a link to this story on the blog Peoplepets, I wondered if it didn’t refer to the stuffed white rat that the Brooklyn Cat Cafe on Atlantic Avenue has long used (see photo) as a cat toy. It turns out, though, that the Cafe has obtained two live rats, named Emile […]

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Pedestrian Killed Crossing at Atlantic/Clinton Intersection

BoCoCa Patch reports that just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday an as yet unidentified 70 year old man was struck by a car and killed while crossing against the light at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street. The driver remained at the scene. More details when available.

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What’s With the Cat Café on Atlantic Avenue?

There are two types of people in this world. People who love cats… and the rest of us. Count me among the rest of us, with the added bonus of an acute allergy to cats. So when I heard that a cat café was opening on Atlantic Avenue, I was befuddled. People want to go and […]

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Charlie Sahadi Retiring; Daughter and Son to Carry On Business

The Observer reports that Charlie Sahadi (photo), who has run Sahadi’s since 1964, when he inherited the business from his father, is retiring effective this week. Taking over management of the store, a fixture on Atlantic Avenue between Clinton and Court streets since the late 1940s, are Charlie’s daughter Christine and his son Bob, both […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival and Pier Six Opening Saturday

There are two big events at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, this Saturday, October 24. One will be the long awaited opening of the beautifully landscaped outer portion of Pier Six. There will be a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m.; after that, there will be guided tours of the […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 41st annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue this Sunday, September 27, from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. As always, the event will feature live music and dance performances–the main stage will be near Clinton Street, roughly in front of Key Food, but there […]

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Pedestrian Killed Crossing Atlantic at Clinton

According to Carroll Gardens Patch, a 66 year old man, identified as an employee of Oriental Pastry and Grocery on Atlantic Avenue, was struck and killed by an eastbound car while he was crossing Atlantic at Clinton Street at about 8:30 p.m. yesterday (Sunday, August 9). The 26 year old driver of the car remained […]

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Will Montero’s Soon Be Just A Memory?

According to a story in today’s New York Times, Pepe Montero, skipper of the Montero Bar and Grill, which has been in business since 1939 and in its present location at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street since Robert Moses tore down the original one across Atlantic to make room for the BQE, […]

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Your Correspondent Learns About Waterfront History at Brooklyn Bridge Park; More Tours to Come

Last Wednesday evening your correspondent went on a tour through Brooklyn Bridge Park of “Brooklyn’s Waterfront History” led by Julie Golia (photo), a Columbia history PhD and Director of Public History for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Julie described the transformation of the Brooklyn waterfront over the years, from natural shoreline up until the early nineteenth […]

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